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What To Look For In A Hostel

what to look for in a hostel

With San Diego Comic Con fast approaching I wanted to share this post on what to look for in a hostel. Not only have I stayed in hostels around Europe, but I stay in one during SDCC. Honestly, it’s mostly because it’s a HECK of a lot cheaper. I’ve had people offer to share a […]


Comics Guesthouse Hostel in Rome

Comics Guesthouse Hostel

Comics Guesthouse Hostel Probably my favorite place I’ve stayed is the Comics Guesthouse Hostel in Rome, Italy. It’s the epitome of Nerd Travel! It’s a mash up of my love of comics with my budgetary needs of a hostel. Comics Guesthouse is a perfect fit for every nerd! They have a selection of different themed […]


YHA Stratford-upon-Avon Hostel

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon hostel

YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon After finishing the Stratford Town Walk and visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace, I walked back to YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon hostel. I won’t lie, it was a bit of a walk, but after the amount of food and alcohol I had ingested at my friend’s wedding I needed the exercise. It was about a 2 mile walk that took […]


I Got Locked Out of My Hostel

I Got Locked Out of My Hostel

YHA Stow As some of you may know I was in Europe this past June for a friend’s wedding. It was in a gorgeous little english town called Stow. Really picturesque, like something out of a fairytale. During the few days I was in town for the wedding I stayed at the YHA Stow. I […]


YHA Oxford Hostel Review

yha oxford street

Some of you may know that I’ve stayed at YHA hostels before and thoroughly enjoyed my time there! It was the YHA London Central last time so I chose to check out the YHA Oxford Street location this time. Since shopping in London is an addiction of mine, this provided me a precarious situation since I’d […]


YHA 85th Birthday Giveaway!


YHA is turning 85!!! On April 10th, 1930, YHA was officially formed by a group of volunteers who wanted to provide young people with an affordable escape from city life. For 85 years their commitment has been “to help all to a greater knowledge, use and love of the countryside.” And to celebrate, as they should, […]


3 Months Out Travel Check List


It’s about this time, the 3 month benchmark, that my travel OCD sets in. I start narrowing down my list of sights to see and places to visit (see an example here). By this point you definitely should have your tickets to and from said country. Then comes the tedious part, scheduling. I use Google […]


Eger, Prepared to Be Charmed to Hell


Get out of Budapest Wait what? Why go to Budapest just to LEAVE Budapest? Because you need to go to Eger. Eger is around two and a half hours out of Budapest from Keleti station. There are direct trains, but I decided to be adventurous and took one that required I change about an hour into […]


Hostel or Not to Hostel, That Is the Question


Hostel or not to hostel, that is the question. Staying in a hostel on vacation can save you a lot of money, but will it dampen your experience? Generator Hostel While in Dublin I stayed at the Generator Hostel, this place was a real treat! I’d give it an A-, only because the wifi was […]